BHOPAL: Ayush doctors including ayurveda, unani, siddha, homeopathy, naturopathy and yoga have decided to go on indefinite strike in the state from Wednesday to press their long pending demands.
Around 24,000 Ayush doctors are demanding filling up of vacant posts, better pay scales and post-graduate course for Ayush in the state. All the clinics run by Ayush doctors are likely to affected by the strike.
“Ayush doctors have been discriminated and deprived of the opportunities compared to their counterparts. Our demands are just and aimed at improving health services in the state,” said AYUSH doctors federation state president, Dr Ajay Awasti.
There are about 20,000 ayurveda and homeopathy doctors in the state, besides some 2,400 unani practitioners.
Ayush federation claimed that some 2,400 posts in primary and community health centres are vacant, apart from some 600 posts in national rural health mission (NRHM).